Level 2 First Certificate in Health and Social Care – September 2022

Start Date: 12 September 2022
Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This course is ideal for people who are interested in a career in the health and social care sector. This could include caring for elderly people in a care home, working with adults or children with learning disabilities or helping people recover from illness or injury in a hospital or care centre. The Level 2 Diploma will develop knowledge and skills learned at Level 1 or can be a good introduction to the sector.

Work experience is an essential part of your study programme and will help to prepare you for working in a healthcare environment. Most employers will expect that learners have successfully completed work experience in a vocationally related area.

A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for students going on work placements and will be carried out at the start of the course.

During this course you will be asked to carry out work experience that is relevant to the subject you are studying. This is with an external company and allows you to put what you will learn in the classroom into practice. It will also help you to develop a variety of different skills. Upon completion of the course and the industry placement, it can also help you to secure an apprenticeship, employment or assist you with your application for university. We recommend that you start thinking about your placement as soon as you have applied for your course and consider potential employers you may want to undertake the placement with to help you get the most out of the experience. For further information and advice on industry placements please contact the industry placement team on wex@chesterfield.ac.uk

Course Content

Key modules on this course include: Communication, Creative Therapies, Individual Rights, Individual Needs, Health & Safety

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above (including English and maths) or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • Coursework
  • practical assignments
  • written assignments


Following successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to the Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or gain employment in care services. You may also be able to progress onto a related apprenticeship.


£756.31 incl VAT